Panda NYC and Chrystie 141 Shuttered by Department of Health

Posted on: March 9th, 2012 at 6:44 am by

The Department of Health is seemingly at everyone’s doorstep in the last few months; a veritable rampage.  Seriously, let’s count ‘em – Among others, Dessert Truck Works (December), Rocket Joe’s (December), Teany (January), Congee Bowery (January), and UC Lounge (January) all fell prey. These health officials are on a roll. And now it’s time to add two new lucky contestants to the list – Panda NYC and Chrystie 141.

The unassuming coffee shop-cum art clubhouse, quietly nestled between Broome and Delancey, had a visit from the DOH on Tuesday afternoon. It didn’t end well. Ultimately, all it took was a meager thirty-one violation points to temporarily sideline the establishment.

Chrystie 141 was tackled to the pavement on the exact same day. Quite the dragnet. This B&T nightmare racked up eighty-four violation points. They win this contest.

When we passed by the area yesterday afternoon, one Health Department official parked himself on the sidewalk with a mobile command station.  Armed with a laptop, portable printer and a suitcase of closure stickers, the dude was busy printing the official paperwork for the cafe owners.  Needless to say, if the past is any indication, both establishments will probably reopen within the next couple weeks.

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